Kids’ Corner–Juicy Fruit Salad Recipe

I am the very proud Aunt of one niece and two nephews.  My niece is a creative young lady, super smart, and one tough cookie on the basketball court.  (And she was the first one to join the 50 Books in 2012 goal with me.)
She called me the other night to tell me she came up with a recipe–she made the dish, wrote down the recipe, and proceeded to dictate it to me.  And she made sure to include apples in honor of Apples and Arteries.  One word:  Adorable.
Juicy Fruit Salad Recipe

Juicy Fruit Salad

*1 sliced up Gala apple
*1 sliced up Granny Smith apple
*1 sliced up banana
*1 sliced up orange
*3 tsp. lemon juice 
* 1 small can of pineapple chunks – optional

1.  Slice the fruit and put in a bowl.
2.  Add the lemon juice and stir the fruit.
3.  Serve and enjoy.

A healthy treat that kids can make on their own – if they’re old enough to use a knife.
In honor of Julia, I made her recipe this morning (substituting a grapefruit for the orange).
Whole Foods Market Giveaway:  Have you entered the Win Pantry Staples for a Year contest?  It’s easy to enter and you could win some great prizes!
Happy Friday!

Welcome to Apples and Arteries!

Welcome to the new blog Apples and Arteries!  You can read more about me and the blog on the About page.

I’m excited to join the healthy-living blogging community.  In 2011 I did two guest posts (Recipes:  Double Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins and Summall Muffins) and now am thrilled to be building Apples and Arteries!

In a healthy almond nutshell, on the blog  you’ll see Noshing (recipes), ExerciseGrab Bag (travel, reads, recommendations, etc.), Science Club (resources, including links to studies, reports, articles on health issues) and Random Thoughts (reflections on a healthy lifestyle and odd’s and end’s). I love to tinker in the kitchen…you’ll see a variety of my own recipes and recipe links.  My Quality Assurance Guy (QAG) will also be mentioned from time to time.  He’s an expert at trying all things and giving me honest feedback.  Oh, and there’s Tucker and Kostas – our adorable labradors!  They will certainly make an appearance.  They wish they were the taste-testers!

Tucker and Kostas

Wishing you and yours a healthy and Happy New Year!  And please check back soon for recipes and more!